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How To Prevent Makeup Stains On Clothes

Fashion and beauty are kind of like best friends. They can bring out the best in each other, they like to coordinate, and you probably don't consider one without the other. But that doesn't mean they ...
By Miki Hayes

This Skin Care Ingredient Could Cause Cancer

When it comes to skin care and makeup, many of us probably have a list of ingredients we would never put on our faces — some lists longer than others. But one ingredient with some heavily skewed opini...
By Miki Hayes

7 Ways To Make Your Favorite Shoes Last Longer

As exciting as it is to step out in a new pair of shoes, it's always equally scary too. Because once you walk out that door, your shoes will never look as fresh and clean again. But what if they could...
By Miki Hayes

16 Dupes For High-End Makeup

Beauty junkies have likely never met a cult beauty product they didn't like. But even though they've all been proven to be worth their higher price tags, sometimes we can't or don't want to shell out ...
By Miki Hayes

18 Beauty Products You Should Be Traveling With

If you're a bit of a beauty hoarder, choosing which products to travel with is basically the hardest thing to do when it comes to planning a summer vacation. But what makes matters worse is having to ...
By Miki Hayes

Avoid These 7 Things If You Have Sensitive Skin

Keeping your skin happy and healthy can be quite a chore. And it can be even more difficult if you have sensitive skin. Because when you're not just concerned with what will clog your pores but also w...
By Miki Hayes

This Is How You Should Heal Bug Bites

Whether they leave you with itchy bumps, painful welts, or just angry spots, bug bites are easily one of the most disliked side-effects of summer. So what's the best way to treat bug bites? Because fo...
By Miki Hayes

What To Do After An Allergic Reaction To Makeup

Nothing kills the excitement of trying a new product faster than an allergic reaction. Whether it caused itchy hives, irritation, flaky skin, or even breakouts, many of us have a one-strike-you're-out...
By Miki Hayes

10 Cooling Remedies For Post-Sun Skin

As much as many of us love worshipping the sun during the warmer months, laying out or playing outside can leave your skin a little hot and sensitive. The best solution? Cooling products and treatment...
By Miki Hayes

12 Moisturizers That Feel Fresh, Not Greasy

Pretty much regardless of your skin type, moisturizer can become a tricky product to deal with during the summer months. Because whether you could always use extra moisture or you naturally have plent...
By Miki Hayes

Why Skin Experts Would Never Use Pore Strips

Blackhead removal is so satisfying, and I'm always excited to try a new way to extract all that gunk from my face. But even though pore strips are generally my method of choice, it turns out they may ...
By Miki Hayes

7 Tips For Selecting The Best Sunglasses For Your Eyes

Sunglasses are a fun way to accessorize during the summer (and the rest of the year for that matter). But if you're not careful, your sunnies may not actually be providing as much benefit as you need....
By Miki Hayes

7 Common Contouring Mistakes To Avoid

Contouring is one of those techniques that can be pretty difficult to master. Between it still being relatively new in mainstream makeup and being a technique that depends on your face shape and featu...
By Miki Hayes

Could A Laser Peel Prevent Skin Cancer?

Preventing skin cancer has a lot to do with staying out of the sun during peak hours and regularly applying sunscreen when you do spend time basking in its rays. But can skin treatments like laser pee...
By Miki Hayes

The Best UV Protection For Every Hair Color & Type

It's no secret that sun protection is critical for every part of you — even your hair. But do different hair types need different sun protection? With all of the different colors and textures, it seem...
By Miki Hayes

Glossier CEO Emily Weiss Talks Mindfulness

Being a boss takes work. Whether managing your own life or an entire company, creating and owning your voice and perspective can be a challenge. But Emily Weiss, founder and CEO of Glossier, says mind...
By Miki Hayes

Don't Make These 6 Highlighting Mistakes

When it comes to makeup, highlighter is one of those products where you can usually just throw caution to the wind. It doesn't need to be sharp like winged liner or precise like lipstick. But whether ...
By Miki Hayes

Don't Make These 8 Common Bronzer Mistakes

Bronzer is such a staple in any beauty arsenal. It can serve a variety of purposes from helping you fake a tan, to simply warming up your complexion, to even assisting an eye look. But even though the...
By Miki Hayes

Here's How To Make Pore Strips Even More Effective

I'm a huge fan of pore strips. There are few things more satisfying on this earth, IMO, than peeling off and examining a pore strip. All of that gunk that comes out of your face? So gross, yet so exhi...
By Miki Hayes

7 Tips For Protecting Your Skin From Summer Pollution

While pollution is a year-round problem, it can be worse in the summer. What with all of the heat, the stagnant air, and if you live in a city, all of the emissions, it may seem difficult if not impos...
By Miki Hayes

These Are The Lipsticks You Need For Spring 2017

One of the easiest (and best) ways to get pumped for a new season, IMO, is by switching up your color palette. And if you're ready to start subbing some new shades into your makeup bag, your spring 20...
By Miki Hayes

These New Drugstore Beauty Products Are Everything

A new year means it's time for new makeup. And in case you've been wondering what's new at the drugstore for 2017, let me tell you: There's a lot, and it's amazing. Seriously. Beauty brands are really...
By Miki Hayes

Here's How You Should Actually Use A Face Oil

Face oil is one of those skincare ingredients that can be a little more intimidating to use, but is a total game-changer once you add it to your routine. But even if you already swear by one, are you ...
By Miki Hayes

This Is The 2017 Hair Color Trend You Should Try

If the new year has you feeling like it's time for a change, one fun way to go about it is with your hair. But if you're not quite sure which direction to go, especially for your particular skin tone ...
By Miki Hayes

How Experts Recommend Air-Drying Hair In Winter

Even though you're probably aware that air-drying your hair is generally better for it than blow-drying and otherwise heat-styling, when winter weather rolls around, committing to a few hours of wet l...
By Miki Hayes

13 Colorful Beauty Products To Fight Winter Blues

Winter's cool for maybe about the first week when it's still holiday season and switching up your wardrobe is still fun. But when all the fireworks have been used up, you start to realize just how hea...
By Miki Hayes

7 Ways To Easily Get A Custom Foundation Match

Shopping for foundation can be like shopping for jeans. You'll spend a lot of time (and maybe even money) on options that are almost right, but aren't actually your perfect fit. Which is why, if you w...
By Miki Hayes

How Oily Skin Can Use Hydrating Beauty Products

When it comes to finding beauty products for oily skin, you may think your options are limited. It seems like skincare should always be oil-free, and makeup should always have a powder or matte finish...
By Miki Hayes

The Best Liquid Eyeliners For Oily Lids, Tested

If you have oily eyelids, you probably know the struggle of trying to prevent your shadows and liners from creasing, fading, and transferring. But what if I told you there are actually some liquid eye...
By Miki Hayes

How To Get Flawless Foundation From Your Skincare

A good foundation should create the optimal base for the rest of your makeup. But we sometimes forget that there's still another step before foundation that can determine how our makeup goes on. Becau...
By Miki Hayes

How To Maintain Smooth & Healthy Skin All Winter

I've always found going through a skincare routine to be rather enjoyable. Except in the winter, that is. Because while taking the time to care for your skin can be pampering and relaxing in the warme...
By Miki Hayes

Here's How To Keep Your Skin Healthy In The Snow

When the winter weather hits, we tend to switch up our skincare to give ourselves a boost of hydration and nourishment. But sometimes we need a little extra help— especially when venturing out into th...
By Miki Hayes

How To Keep Your Hair Healthy In The Snow

As fun as it can be to go frolicking in the snow, it's just not always the best activity for your hair. After all, frozen water vapor is one of the harsher winter elements, so if you don't protect you...
By Miki Hayes

You Need These Nutrients For Hydrated Winter Skin

Regardless of your skin type, something most of us are concerned about this time of year is dry, winter skin. And with good reason. Itchy, flaky skin is just not fun. But instead of relying solely on ...
By Miki Hayes

You Should Be Using This Type Of Polish Remover

I'll be honest: I'm really bad at keeping up a fresh manicure because I always dread removing my polish. One with strengtheners always takes too long, and straight acetone seems like it's probably dam...
By Miki Hayes

4 Ways To Keep Your Skin From Being Hungover

There are so many great things to look forward to this time of year, and holiday parties are undoubtedly one of them. But the problem with sipping on all of those Candy Cane Martinis and Hot Buttered ...
By Miki Hayes

The Best Non-Makeup Gifts For Makeup Lovers

Holiday shopping can be pretty difficult. Especially if you're shopping for the beauty-obsessed person in your life, it may seem like she already has more makeup than she could possibly ever use in on...
By Miki Hayes

Why You Need A Hair Oil In Your Beauty Routine

Oils are kinda scary. After all, they seem pretty counterintuitive: Why would you want to put something in your hair that will make it greasy and weigh it down? But there are actually a number of ways...
By Miki Hayes

This Is How Often You Should Really Use Face Masks

Regardless of whether you lean towards sheet masks, clay masks, overnight masks, or maybe even a little bit of everything to help boost your complexion, if you're a fan of these more intensive, skin t...
By Miki Hayes

These Are 2016's 28 Most Viral Makeup Products

For those of us that identify as "beauty-obsessed," we can get pretty, well, obsessive when it comes to new releases and innovative products. And when we become consumed with the next great thing, wha...
By Miki Hayes